You can have an impeccable dress or suit, the most beautiful shoes in the store and the most elegant accessories, but if your hair doesn’t look great, then everything loses importance.
The quality of your hair is fundamental in your appearance.
It frames our face and sends a message about us to others. Therefore, we should learn to take care of it and not just do follow what others do with their hair. Instead, we find the right way to look after our own hair.
The first thing you have to do is learn to wash your hair.
Taking care of your hair begins with this daily activity. If you don’t do it properly, it won’t matter how many vitamins and masks you use because you’ll be using them on damaged hair.
Thus, you’ll have invested in hair products in vain. At best, these products will rehabilitate the hair you’ve damaged. Therefore, we want to give you keys tips on how to find out how to look after your hair.
You’re washing your hair wrong if…
You use shampoo every day
There are people who can’t stand spending a whole day without washing their hair. They think they’ll get dirty and fear that their hair will start to look greasy. So they choose to use shampoo daily.
However, if you keep on doing this for an extended period, you’ll permanently dry your hair.
You wait too long to wash your hair
Since we already know that we shouldn’t use shampoo every day, some people go to the other extreme. Thus, make shampooing a weekly task.
The result is that their scalp becomes too dirty and they don’t completely clean it.
You rub your scalp too hard
We all remember how our families scratched our scalps so hard when we were little that they even hurt us. Sometimes they would even accidentally scratch us with their nails.
In general, when we’re older we repeat the same procedure. If this is your case, it means that you have been washing your hair incorrectly all your life.
You’ll notice that your hair is weak and that, over time, it sheds more and more. No matter what masks you use, hair loss doesn’t stop.
You use too much shampoo
More isn’t better. The chemicals contained in hygiene products are harmful to the scalp if you use them more than necessary.
You use very hot water
While high temperatures are not bad for the skin and circulation, the opposite is true for our head. This is because hot water will dry your scalp and damage the strength of the hair.
Washing your hair correctly
Choose the right products for your hair
It’s important that you know how your hair well. Dry hair is different to greasy hair and hence they need to be treated differently.
Prepare your hair
Today many people usually use hairspray, hair gel or mousse. If you use these products, we recommend that you comb your hair to get rid of product buildup before going into the shower.
This will help you clean more effectively, since there will be less barriers to reach the hair.
Wet your hair with warm water
Extreme temperatures dry out your hair. Therefore, warm water is the best alternative to use. However, if you can’t find the ideal temperature, it’s best that you alternate between to cold and hot water.
Measure the amount of shampoo you use
Obviously this will vary according to the length of your hair:
- Short hair and medium mane: use an amount similar to the size of a hazelnut.
- Long hair: never use more shampoo than the equivalent size of a coin.
Use your fingertips to rub your scalp
After lathering the shampoo to create foam, rub the shampoo gently into your scalp with your fingers. If you notice that your nails are touching your scalp, correct this until you’re only using your fingertips.
Massage with circular motions. Then rinse off the product and start again.
Use cold water for the last rinse
This step improves circulation and is very important because we it helps the nutrients that we need reach our hair and scalp in a better state.
In this way, it won’t be necessary to use so many other products, because our body will be in charge of providing the hair its vitamins and nourishing it.
Therefore, now that you know that you’ve been washing your hair incorrectly, you can remedy this problem.
Will you follow our advice and tell us if it worked?